Michigan woman Amanda Clayton won a Million dollar lottery in Michigan last Fall. Today she is still using the $200/monthly Michigan Bridge Card (welfare, Government assistance, food stamps). See, she doesn’t have a job and she has been really, really busy. She paid cash for a new home. Still has the one she owned before she hit the jackpot. Bought a new car too. That’s what I would do if I won big time. I still drive a shiny black 1999 Acura RL that I purchased new. It looks like it just rolled off the assembly line and I’ve just crossed 70,000 miles. But if I won the lottery….
UPDATE 3-8-12, 3p.m. CDT: Neal Cavuto has just announced on Fox that Amanda Clayton’s “Michigan Bridge Card” (food stamps) has been pulled and it is possible she could face charges and be forced to pay back the money she took illegally. I’ll believe it when that happens.
After taking the lump sum she had $700,000 and then with taxes, says she ended up with a little over half a million dollars.
“I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working,” she said…
“I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay,” she said. “I have two houses.”…
Unless the law changes, it doesn’t look like lottery winners will be changing their ways. Clayton said she will keep using her Bridge card until the state cuts her off. She said it’s because she deserves it.
“It’s just hard, you know. I’m struggling,” she said.
Someone turned her in. Good for them. It takes legislation, of course, to fix this niggling problem of screwing the taxpayer. Surely, when Clayton signed up for assistance, she signed something saying she had no other income, and no wealth to see her through. Now that she has it, wouldn’t you think she is bound by law to notify authorities? What an ignorant country we have become. See the video here. Thanks to The Lonely Conservative